Manufacturers' president required to testify at Bloomington asbestos trial

Steve Korris Oct. 14, 2010, 5:35am


BLOOMINGTON - Illinois Manufacturers Association president Greg Baise must testify at an asbestos conspiracy trial in Bloomington, though his lawyer is at "a bit of a loss" as to why.

On Oct. 4, McLean County Associate Judge Paul Lawrence ruled that local lawyer James G. Walker could examine Baise before jurors.

Walker and former partner James Wylder regularly examine witnesses from companies they sue, but Walker didn't sue Baise.

"We are at a bit of a loss as to why Mr. Baise and the Illinois Manufacturers Association have been dragged into this," said Baise's lawyer, Bruce Radke of Vedder Price in Chicago.

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